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Eldon— The first weekend in December brings many Christmas festivities to Eldon.  The community event will provide visitors with a wealth of holiday opportunities, including the Christmas Tree Wonderland, a visit to the Rock Island Depot Museum, Christmas dinner, gingerbread house decorating, and of course a visit from Santa.

The McHaffey Opera House hosts the annual Christmas Tree Wonderland with over 100 trees decorated by community organizations and individuals.  The Wonderland will be available for viewing Friday from 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Saturday from 9 a.m.-8 p.m., and Sunday from 11 a.m.-3 p.m.

The Eldon Depot will open its doors for the weekend as well.  The Depot will be open Friday, Saturday, and Sunday from 1-4 p.m.

Join Gothic Area Tourism of Eldon (G.A.T.E.) for a traditional Christmas Dinner at the KD Center on Saturday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.  Free will donation supports G.A.T.E. as it in turn supports the community of Eldon.

Santa will make his appearance at the Legion at 12:30 p.m.  The Legion is located at the intersection of Elm and Fifth Street downtown.

Bring the kids for a stop by the American Gothic House Center on Saturday between 1-4 p.m. to decorate their very own Graham Cracker “Gingerbread” House.  Hot cider and cookies will be served.

Saturday will wrap up with the Boy Scout Soup Supper at the KD Center from 5-7 p.m.

Schedule of Events:

 

Friday, Dec. 6

Eldon Depot Museum

Open 1-4 p.m.

 

McHaffey Opera House

Christmas Tree Wonderland 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

 

American Gothic House Center

Open 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

 

Saturday, Dec. 7

 

McHaffey Opera House

Christmas Tree Wonderland 9 a.m.-8 p.m.

 

G.A.T.E.

Christmas Dinner at the KD Center 11 a.m.-1 p.m.

Santa at the Legion Hall 12:30 p.m.

 

Eldon Depot Museum

Open 1-4 p.m.

 

American Gothic House Center

Gingerbread House Decorating 1-4 p.m.

 

Boy Scout

Soup Supper at the KD Center 5-7 p.m.

 

Sunday, Dec. 8

 

McHaffey Opera House

Christmas Tree Wonderland 11 a.m.-3 p.m.

 

American Gothic House Center

Open 1-4 p.m.

 

Eldon Depot Museum

Open 1-4 p.m.

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